Obstetrics / Gynaecology
As a Level I unit, CGMH's Obstetrics Department is able to look after most routine deliveries. High-risk pregnancies are generally referred to Level II (Orillia) or Level III (Toronto) centres for delivery.
CGMH has three full-time Obstetrician/Gynaecologists - Dr. Gillian Yeates, Dr. Jennifer Tomas and Dr. Susan O'Toole, however, many normal pregnancies and deliveries are handled by family physicians or the midwives who have privileges at CGMH.
CGMH provides same room maternity care - labour and delivery, and baby and mother care is provided in the same large, comfortable room. These five private rooms are equipped to handle routine labours and births, except caesarean births (which are preformed in the operating room). This is a family centred environment where baby remains with mother in her room.
CGMH supports a "family-centre" birthing process. The Hospital supports the woman's choice of labour companion(s). Equipment and facilities in the Obstetrics Department have been designed to enhance this "family-centred" atmosphere.
The hospital offers a free two-hour prenatal class the last Monday of each month for expecting parents. The class includes a short education session on labour, delivery and pain management. Registration is required ahead of time through the OR booking clerk.(705) 444-8656.